IMSC Workshop 2009
COMPUTIS at the 18th IMSC Conference in Bremen PDF Print E-mail

A workshop entitled “Imaging mass spectrometry and data management strategies”, highlighting major results of the COMPUTIS project, was organised under the responsibility of Prof. Bernhard Spengler from JLU during the 18th International Mass Spectrometry Conference that took place in Bremen, Germany between August 30 and September 4, 2009. The conference gathered a record attendance of 2670 participants from 45 countries from all over the world.


The workshop was scheduled on Monday, August 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Borgward lecture room. About 60 participants attended the workshop.

The description associated with the workshop in the conference program was:

"Imaging mass spectrometry is about to become a platform technique of paramount importance and applicability. Technology and methodology for this field is still developing and is expressing huge progress constantly. New developments and fundamental research, as well as recent biomedical applications are presented in this workshop for being discussed on an international level. Topics presented include SIMS imaging, MALDI microprobe imaging, stigmatic (microscope mode) imaging, imaging software, data exchange and applications."

The programme of the workshop was the following:

  • 6:00 pm Mass Spectrometry Imaging in the EU consortium COMPUTIS, Olivier Gal, CEA, Saclay, France

  • 6.05 pm High spatial resolution imaging using Orbitrap FTMS, Bernhard Spengler, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

  • 6:20 pm Multimodal MSI in breast cancer research, Ron M.A. Heeren, FOM Inst. Atomic/Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 6:35 pm Lipid mapping by cluster SIMS, Olivier Laprévote, ICSN-CNRS, Gif Sur Yvette, France

  • 6:50 pm Biomarker detection for Duchenne dystrophy, Fedor Svinartchouk, Généthon, France

  • 7:05 pm “imzML” - a common data format for imaging mass spectrometry, Andreas Römpp, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

  • 7:20 pm Algorithms to process MSI data, Vincent Picaud, CEA LIST, Saclay, France

  • 7:35 pm Impact of MSI research, Brendan Prideaux, Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, Basel, Switzerland


A booklet describing the progress and results of the Computis project from January 2006 until May 2009 was compiled by all partners of the project, edited by FOM and distributed to all participants of the workshop. This booklet can be downloaded here


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